Seeking Stories of Discretionary Program Cuts

As the budget battles loom, we continue to seek stories of people with disabilities, their families, and service providers who have been affected by budget cuts to discretionary programs such as housing, employment, education, and transportation. We are seeking vignettes (500-750 words) of a first-person account from people who are coping with the effects of budget cuts. The individual could be a provider of services or someone who benefits from a program and would need to be willing to be identified and respond to media inquiries about their experience. If you have a story to share, please send it to acosta@thearc.org.

Below are examples of programs important to the disability community:

IDEA State Grant (Part B)

IDEA Early Intervention (Part C)

IDEA Preschool Grants

Supported Employment State Grant

Vocational Rehabilitation State Grant

Maternal and Child Health Block Grant

Development Disabilities (DD) Councils

DD Act Projects of National Significance (PNS)

Lifespan Respite Care Act

National Family Caregiver Support Program

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Social Services Block Grant (Title XX)

Section 811 Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities

Section 5310 Transportation Program